Tag Archives: Sony Music

PZK, La Loi De La Jungle, Sony Music

Go figure that an album entitled La Loi De La Jungle is primarily recorded in French, but that’s the case with the sophomore effort from France’s PZK. The quintet is comprised of childhood friends who range in age from 16-18 and built their popularity with a series of YouTube videos. (more…) Read More

Foster the People, Torches, Sony Music

<img class="alignright size-thumbnail wp-image-310" title="fosterthepeople" border="0" src="http://ws.assoc-amazon.ca/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&Format=_SL160_&ASIN=B004UUKDNA&MarketPlace=CA&ID=AsinImage&WS=1&tag=wwwhafilaxcom-20&ServiceVersion=20070822">Itmayhavebeenthe fact that their lead single “Pumped up Kicks” had the same sound and feel of fellow indie-rockers Peter Bjorn and John’s “Young Folks” that will leave some feeling cheated. Torches is an album that could be considered to be a bait-and-switch (more…) Read More

Manchester Orchestra, Simple Math, Sony Music

Manchester Orchestra’s latest album Simple Math is not one that is instantly accessible. This is an album that requires afew spins to truly appreciate the nuances. Upon wading into the disc, tracks such as “Pensacola” and lead-single “April Fools”will appear to be the sore thumbs (more…) Read More

Nas, Illmatic, Sony Music

1994 marks the 10th anniversary of Nas’ debut album Illmatic. Nas emerged quietly alongside the debut of Bad Boy records (featuring the debuts of both Notorious BIG and Puff Daddy). While Biggie and Puffy did their thing, Illmatic went on to become an instant classic without the same fanfare. (more…) Read More